November 23 – January 6: Join in on the annual Science of Gingerbread competition by designing and building your very own delectable creation for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
Select dates, December 1-30: A grinchy-green “Grinchmas” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood with a Who-lebration fit for The Grinch.
November 17- January 5: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration includes Rudolph’s Christmastown, Santa’s Christmas Village, a 40-foot tall tree, holiday-themed animal shows and a new live nativity show.
November 17 – January 1: Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights, and nightly tree lighting of the park’s Christmas tree decked with spectacular lights and LEGO ornaments.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
December 19-23 and December 24-31: Hoiday cruises are offered nightly on the nights of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
December 8 – January 1: The San Diego Zoo’s annual winter celebration is filled with holiday cheer!
November 2 – January 6: Skate under the stars at the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center.
November 15 – January 21: Join a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events (see schedule below).
December 16-24: This presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, dance, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children’s pinata breaking.
Select dates, December 1-24: An L.A. tradition, “The Nutcracker” is the perfect holiday event for children, family and friends to celebrate the season.
November 23 – January 6: Your family will be swept away by more than 3.6 million+ brilliant lights transforming Riverside’s historic hotel into magic.
December 1-31: With Golf N’ Stuff’s “North Pole Fun Pack,” the kids can enjoy two full hours unlimited use of: go-karts, bumper boats, Disk’O Thrill ride and kiddie train.
November 17 – December 30: The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers.
December 24: Join music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region to celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family.
December 10-28: Board a classic cable-car trolley for a waterfront tour that will showcase the best light displays around Long Beach. Each tour includes hot cocoa and a sugar cookie, a souvenir Santa hat and candy cane, holiday music and light narration.
November 30 – December 25: Looking to add some fun and excitement to your holiday season? Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure’s Christmas spectacular, Pirates Take Christmas.’
December 19-24: The Original Farmers Market is decked out in Yuletide finery to welcome the season. Celebrate the holidays with music, arts and crafts, variety shows, Dickensian carolers and more.
December 20 – January 6: Winter Fest is coming to town, blowing tons of family fun into the OC Fair & Event Center.
December 13 – January 6: Start practicing those double axels, Temecula On Ice returns for the holiday season!
December 1-31: How many books do you think you can read this winter? For each eligible item you checkout or download from the Placentia or Anaheim Libraries, they will give you a drawing ticket for a chance to win one of four fabulous prizes!
November 16 – January 6: Sponsored by the Los Angeles Kings, enjoy a REAL Ice Rink at The Pike Outlets this Holiday season!
November 10 – January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to LA.
Select days, November – January: Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.
November 17 – January 6: This holiday season, celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where Hogsmeade is transformed in wondrous spirit.
December 8-24: Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker. Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly production of the cherished holiday classic is perfect for all ages. Plus, enjoy a pre-show Nutcracker Tea Party!
December 1-25: Grand Park’s Winter Glow is a new month-long, immersive nighttime art experience that will take over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays.
October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!
December 1 – 24: Come visit Brea mall and take holiday photos with Santa! Reserve a fast pass online and skip the Line.
November 15 – January 6: Experience an incredible, authentic and amazing larger than life handcrafted lanterns, live entertainment and food. Over 1,000 lanterns, live kung fu/chinese martial arts performances, free kung fu coaching on stage, dinosaur rides, and more!
November 23 – December 24: Santa Claus is coming to Irvine! Decked out in his best red suit, Santa will be at his Crystal Cove beach-inspired surf shack to hear your wishes and take photos with kids of all ages.
December 1-24: Join Lido Marina Village for a jam packed month filled with holiday fun! Come take photos with Santa, enjoy carolers and hot chocolate, make a gingerbread house, and much more.
November 9 – January 6: During the holiday season, enjoy Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Haunted Mansion, Disney Festival of Holidays, Disney Viva Navidad!, Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, A Christmas Fantasy Parade and lots more!